I have a B.A. in English Education and English Literature. My clinical practicum was done in High School English Grammar/Composition and Literature.
I've published original works online and in book format.
After becoming a certified English teacher, I worked in the public schools teaching Elementary, Middle School Humanities, and High School English.
I’ve taught English Literature and Composition/Poetry online while doing graduate work in online education.
I have a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree from Full Sail University. I'm currently writing Young Adult fiction.
I work from my home. I’m also available by Skype or the Zoom platform for online sessions.
I've loved books since childhood. I enjoy exploring new writers in genres from the classics to children's literature.
I read everything from Westerns to Comics. I particularly like the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
It is my belief that every student has an authentic voice that can be found through reading and writing.
Approached creatively, writing can be an act of individual expression.
I enjoy seeing a student, young or adult, find the importance of their own unique voice through writing. This includes the essay, short story, and poetry.
I utilize a variety of resources including pop culture to make learning fun and exciting.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I can be reached by email and would be happy to entertain any questions about the student's needs.
We can go from there and decide together which resources will provide the student with the most help.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Associate Degree in Language Arts
B.A. English Education/English Literature
Oklahoma Teaching Certification
Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$25.00 for a 30 to 45 minute individual lesson at my home office or online.
How did you get started teaching?
I completed the teaching program at East Central University.
After getting my Oklahahoma Teaching Certification in Grammar/Composition/English Literature, I began teaching High School English.
What types of students have you worked with?
Elementary General Education.
Middle School Humanities.
High School Remedial and Standard English classes.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I enjoyed playing music with a student with Special Needs at his Middle School awards ceremony.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Look for a teacher with common interests with whom you relate. What certification/specialization areas will give you the help you need?
Watch for a teacher who shows enthusiasm for the subject. You want this to be an exciting learning experience.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What are my strengths in the subject?
What are my weaker areas that need attention?
Make a list of both.
What kind of teacher can help improve your strengths and weaknesses?